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Evil Quotes

The love of evil is the root of all money.

Author: American Proverb

Profession: Sayings of American Origin

Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.

Author: Ethiopian Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Ethiopian Origin

Wickedness is its own punishment.

Author: Francis Quarles (1592-1644)

Profession: British Poet

I couldn't claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil, but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful.

Author: Kathleen Raine


All histories do show, and wise politicians do hold it necessary that, for the well-governing of every Commonweal, it behoveth man to presuppose that all men are evil, and will declare themselves so to be when occasion is offered.

Author: Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)

Profession: British Courtier, Navigator, Writer

Evil is always possible. Goodness is a difficulty.

Author: Anne Rice (1941)

Profession: American Author, ''Interview with the Vampire''

Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.

Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

Profession: Swiss Political Philosopher, Educationist, Essayist

Evil is a moral entity and not a created one, an eternal and not a perishable entity: it existed before the world; it constituted the monstrous, the execrable being who was also to fashion such a hideous world. It will hence exist after the creatures which people this world.

Author: Marquis De Sade (1740-1814)

Profession: French Author

No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble; the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.

Author: Seneca (4 B.C. 65 A.D.)

Profession: Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher

There's small choice in rotten apples.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

Only among people who think no evil can Evil monstrously flourish.

Author: Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946)

Profession: Anglo-American Essayist, Aphorist

There is only one good -- knowledge; and only one evil -- ignorance.

Author: Socrates

Profession: Greek Philosopher of Athens

Of two evils, choose neither.

Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Profession: British Baptist Preacher

Evil spelled backward is live.

Author: Source Unknown